posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 12:33 PM
Letter From A Military "Mom": Domestic Spying & Incident of Intimidation of Military Families
Written by: Robin Vaughan
I am sending this letter to you in hope of finding a source to hear my concerns. It is something that has bothered me since the occurrence, and I know
it is not something that should have happened, and I worry for my family's safety as I step out to speak about this.
During my son's deployment to Iraq, February 2004-February 2005: I created a small group website on MSN, for families and friends of our soldiers’
deployed unit. It was a membership only site, and we were a tight group of mostly "Moms", from all over the United States, just trying to make it
through each day. The support and help we gave one another is a singular experience of grace, I will never forget.
During the first few months of our site, the Army decided to call every single family on the site, informing them, that the site was not to be used by
any of the families. The Department of Defense called families in the middle of the night to notify them to not use the web site. Most of the families
were near tears, thinking they were getting "THE" call telling them their child or loved one had been killed or injured.
You need to click the link and read in its entirety.